Alyssa Bangerter

Edward P. Owens Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
B.S. University of Utah (2015)

Alyssa recently joined Alan Bergland’s lab where they study seasonal and latitudinal adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster. She is interested in studying how selection in particular shapes phenotypic differences in North American fly populations.

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